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Saudi Mufti again calls for destruction of all churches in Arabia
The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has once again called for the destruction of all churches on the Arabian Peninsula.
Nigeria: Muslim herdsmen kill 15 Christians
Herdsmen killed 15 Christians in Nigeria’s Kaduna state early Saturday morning when Fulani Muslims assaulted the Christian village of Zangang.
Suicide bombing in Peshawar protested at UN
As the Prime Minister of Pakistan was addressing the UN General Assembly Friday, more than one hundred Pakistani Christians at the UN Plaza were protesting the bombing of All Saints Anglican Church by Islamic extremists, according to the Pakistan Christian Post.
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Around the World
UK: Bible oath could be scrapped from courts - UK Telegraph
Magistrates will debate scrapping the religious oath for witnesses and defendants, but critics have raised fears the move could further erode the Christian heritage of Britain.
'Hezbollah's long-range missiles can carry chemical weapons' - Times of Israel
Hezbollah is in possession of long-range missiles capable of carrying a chemical warhead, a Lebanese parliamentarian said according to a report Sunday.
Libya Condemns U.S. for Seizing Terror Suspect - NY Times
Libya's fragile interim government condemned the United States on Sunday for what it called the "kidnapping of a Libyan citizen" from this capital city a day earlier, and Libyan lawmakers threatened to remove the prime minister if the government was involved.
Report: Syria transferred chemical weapons to Hezbollah - Israel Hayom
As Syria prepared to surrender its chemical weapons in compliance with international efforts, the Saudi newspaper Al Watan quoted a Lebanese parliamentarian on Sunday as saying that Syrian President Bashar Assad has already transferred large stores of chemical weapons to his ally, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah.
Alien DNA could be 'recreated' on earth - UK Telegraph
Humans will be able to recreate alien life forms and 'print out' organisms using the biological equivalent of a 3D printer in the future, a DNA pioneer has predicted.
Kerry appears to reject Iran's call for new nuclear proposal - Washington Post
Warming relations between the United States and Iran do not mean that the United States will back off its demands about Iran's nuclear program or roll back missile defenses in Europe aimed at intercepting an Iranian attack, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Monday.
Netanyahu lowers expectations for Israeli-Palestinian peace - Jerusalem Post
The last time Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave a speech at Bar-Ilan University's BESA Center for Strategic Studies, dozens of far-right protesters picketed the event in anticipation of the prime minister making concessions -- and they were right.
Analysis: Upsurge in West Bank violence is unmistakable warning - Jerusalem Post
As the investigation into the terror attack in Psagot -- which targeted a nine-year-old girl -- continues, it's worth zooming out and looking at the wider situation in the West Bank, where recent weeks have seen an unmistakable increase in violent attacks.
Netanyahu: For peace, Palestinians must recognize Jewish homeland - Jerusalem Post
There will be no peace with the Palestinians until they recognize the Jewish right to a homeland in Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday night at Bar-Ilan University.
Inside the United States
Campaign finance, union cases highlight new Supreme Court term - Washington Examiner
The Supreme Court kicks off its 2013-14 season this week by reviewing a case that could lead to more money flowing into federal elections, while cases involving workplace disputes, union influence and copyright issues will fill the court's docket in the coming months.
Poll: 70 percent disapprove of GOP handling of government shutdown - Washington Examiner
A new poll finds Republican lawmakers taking a bigger hit from voters in the fight over the federal government shutdown.
White House openly threatens US default as debt fight escalates - UK Telegraph
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has issued a categorical warning that the United States will default on its $16.7 trillion debt and throw the world into turmoil unless Congress agrees to raise the legal debt ceiling by October 17.
U.S. still in fiscal deadlock, but glimmers of hope emerge - Reuters
A few faint glimmers of hope surfaced on Monday in the U.S. fiscal standoff, both in Congress and at the White House, with President Barack Obama saying he would accept a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing authority to avoid a default.
Roll Over Plan: Treasury Needed to Pay Off Record $7.5T in Maturing Debt in FY 2013, Issued $8.3T Ne - CNS News
The U.S. Treasury needed to pay off a record of approximately $7,546,726,000,000 in maturing Treasury securities in fiscal 2013, which ended last Monday, according to Treasury's official accounting.
China warns US as superpower expresses concern for $1.3tn of investments - UK Independent
China, the biggest foreign creditor of the United States, has waded into the American budget crisis, warning Congress that it must resolve the political impasse over the debt ceiling without further delay.
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